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Graduate Student Senate Program Coordinator - Graduate School

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
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Graduate Student Senate Program Coordinator – Graduate School

Regular Full-time, Market Range 07

The Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for the position of Graduate Student Senate Program Coordinator. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


This position, under the supervision of the Vice Provost & Dean, serves as the primary advisor for the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) and its various committees.  The person who fills this position will be a liaison between GSS, the Graduate School and other campus offices and leadership.  The GSS Program Coordinator is an advocate on campus for graduate and professional students, guiding and assisting with the development and planning of diverse and inclusive policies, programs, procedures, events, and initiatives.  This position provides training and oversight for GSS in all matters and their adherence to fiscal policy.   Office hours are M-F 8am – 5pm, but this exempt position will require some meetings and events outside of the normal workday schedule.

Duties associated with the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing and directing the GSS election process each spring, and assisting with the transition/training of GSS leadership, including the creation and implementation of an annual training program/retreat for GSS and its leadership.
  • Building a network of support across campus to assist with the day-to-day activities of GSS.  Helping GSS determine needs and ways to partner with the campus and community.  Assisting in the development and facilitation of opportunities for students to engage with campus leadership across all levels.
  • Working closely with the leadership and members of GSS, as well as the Graduate School Business Manager and Office Manager on budget development, fiscal planning, goal setting/assessment, tracking travel awards, purchasing, fundraising, and charitable efforts.
  • Work closely with GSS, their Special Events Committee, and campus partners to organize and host regular ongoing opportunities for students to participate in diverse and inclusive social events and activities.  Coordinate Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week activities across campus. 
  • Coordinate GSS recognition opportunities throughout the year.
  • Assist GSS with communicating and evaluating special events, as well as seeking promotional opportunities with media/campus outlets.
  • Assist the Graduate School with special events, such as receptions, hooding, orientation, DGS meetings, etc.
  • Develop & implement a comprehensive assessment plan of GSS initiatives that utilizes a variety of assessment methods and measures, including regular student surveys.
  • Provide a data driven annual report of all GSS programs, events, and initiatives.


  • Master’s Degree
  • Minimum of two years office experience
  • Experience working with MS Office, proficient working in Excel
  • Knowledge and competency working with diverse groups
  • Ability to provide exceptional attention to detail in written communication, oral communication, and data tracking and analysis
  • Organizational skills necessary to manage multiple concurrent projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills for building and maintaining professional relationships, inside and outside of the institution


In addition to meeting the required qualifications, the successful candidate will also have:

  • Two years office experience in a higher education setting
  • Experience working with graduate students in a university setting
  • Knowledge of UT Fiscal Policy and Procedures
  • Experience working with IRIS
  • Experience with event planning

Additional information about our office is available on the websites of the university at and the Graduate School at    Applications should be submitted electronically at and must include: (1) a cover letter of interest addressing qualifications; (2) an attached resume or curriculum vitae; and (3) the names of three to five references with their contact information (addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses).


Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Questions about the search may be directed to:

Mrs. Millie Cheatham, Graduate School Office Manager

(865) 974 – 0818

[email protected]


Job: Student Services
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Graduate School
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Feb 15, 2022, 8:10:07 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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